Ezekiel Machogu, a candidate for the position of cabinet secretary for education, has demanded prompt inquiries into the death of a secondary school principal in Nyamira County.
He claimed to have met with the acting DCI director to arrange for the dispatch of a specialized team from Nairobi to work with investigators in Nyamira to assist in the arrest of some of the suspects in the death of Rangenyo Girls Principal Lydiah Onyoni.
Machogu added that the principal’s death was tragic for the other instructors, family, and pupils, and that it calls for improved security for school administrators.
“The deceased did a fantastic job raising educational standards in the area, especially at her most recent worksite. This is intolerable, and those responsible for the suspected murder should be held accountable.”
The deceased did a fantastic job raising educational standards in the area, especially at her most recent worksite. This is abhorrent, and those responsible for the alleged murder should be held accountable.
His remarks came despite the fact that Nyamira police claimed they would wait until additional tests were performed on materials retrieved from the corpse before determining what might have caused the death.
The private hospital in Kisii County is where Onyoni passed away on Monday, October 10, 2022.
Although some stories indicate she was attacked in her home, the principal’s residence, inside the School’s grounds, the exact cause of her hospitalization is still unknown.
The Standard was informed by George Onkundi, the chairperson of the Nyamira South School Heads Association, that Onyoni was discovered unconscious at her home on Monday morning.
After transferring to the school five years ago, the deceased is credited with raising academic standards there.
She expanded enrollment from the original number of less than 500 pupils to more than 1,200. She also increased the infrastructure of the school and imposed discipline in both the staff and the children.
The pathologist’s preliminary findings on the deceased, according to Moses Kirong, the commander of Nyamira South sub-county police, was inconclusive.
“We received the report, but we will wait until other government experts can provide us with the final findings from the tests that the pathologists advised we have done. We could wish to speculate about the manner of the death, but the family is in grief right now,” he said.
The precise reason for the deceased’s death was not determined by a post-mortem that was performed early last week. It did, however, include soft tissue damage and included a suggestion to do toxicological tests and examinations.
They have every reason, according to her husband’s father-in-law George Ongori.
We will allow the authorities as much time as needed to look into the situation, but we anticipate thorough inquiries,” he stated.
The chairman of the Kisii County Secondary School Heads Association shared his feelings when he added, “We are worried, but we trust our security professionals to produce a thorough report regarding the situation. As we wait for a definite report on her passing, our children, parents, and instructors should keep their cool. Losing a young and bright manager is a sad moment for the education community.
The abrupt death, according to Nyamira South Sub County Director of Education Faith Kiprono, was shocking and tragic. We are requesting that everyone have patience while investigations are ongoing.
The dead, according to the family, will be buried at her kiamokama on 28/10/28.